This spring I had the opportunity to do the custom quilting on the Manitoba Prairie Quilters' 2022 Raffle Quilt that they are calling "Journey Among the Stars." The pattern they used is called Mineral Matrix by Wing and A Prayer Designs. The fabric palette from Northcott's Journey's collections totally transforms the look of the pattern.
When I saw this quilt I was wowed, and a bit overwhelmed at the task of tackling the custom quilting. There is a lot of unique piecing in this quilt! No plain sashing strips to fill with curls here! Figuring out how to tackle all the different selections, while keeping a light touch to preserve the drape as requested was the first step.
Curved rulers were my friend when I added the petals and arc motifs to the sashing rows.
I really love the designs that emerges on the back.
Here you can see the feather curls and loops that border the setting triangles, and the curl and bead board outer borders.
I love the wide backing that was provided but I do have to admit that I tried picking off what looked to be a stray thread but was actually part of the printed design more than once.
All of the blocks are unique and I had fun deciding how to quilt each one.
Raffle tickets are currently on sale for $2 each and I have some available for purchase. The draw will take place on Sunday, April 10, 2022. The quilt measure 92" x 92" and has an appraised value of $2, 850.00. I know I would love to win it as it looks great on my bed. If you want a chance at owning this quilt please send me a message.